Start the NEW 365 at Crystal Bridges


If you think art museums are stuffy, think again. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is anything but, especially on New Year’s Eve when it celebrates the coming year through an immersion of art, fantasy, and inspiration set within its breathtaking architecture.


The NEW 365 fun begins at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 and ends at 1 a.m. on Jan. 1.

The museum will light the way to midnight with a mesmerizing video art and light show on the walls of the Great Hall. You’ll also find surprises around each turn with stunning dance performances, theater acts, and art-making activities.

Don’t forget your dancing shoes. The evening will offer a variety of genres of music with performances by Crescent City Combo, The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Smokey & The Mirror, Arkansauce, and more.

Also enjoy access to galleries, have a festive drink, and sample mouthwatering delights from the Eleven chefs.

New 365 is open to participants ages 21 and up at a cost of $48 for members and $65 for non-members. Register online at, call 479-657-2335, or stop by the museum’s Guest Services.